American League Games With Value on Wednesday's MLB Overnight Lines

Jake Walker

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:52 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 9:52 PM UTC

We browse the early MLB odds board in search of betting value on Wednesday's card. Read on and find two picks on American League games that will maximize your profits this week.

Yankees vs. Tigers

Right-hander Luis Severino (10-5, 3.18 ERA, 1.11 WHIP) takes the hill for the Yankees after dominant performance against the Mets on Thursday, when he gave up just one unearned run with four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings of a 7-5 win. Severino is 5-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 13 road starts and he ranks third in the American League with a 1.11 WHIP and fourth with a 3.18 ERA and 175 strikeouts.  

Jordan Zimmermann (7-10, 5.87 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) will get the ball for the Tigers, looking for his first win since August 2, which came against the Yankees. Zimmermann allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings of an 8-5 loss against the Dodgers last Friday. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 15.37 ERA over his last two starts and even though he'll have occasional strong starts, he has too many bad outings to be a reliable selection. I'm taking the Yankees -1.5 at -130 MLB odds.

Free MLB Pick: Yankees -1.5 (-130)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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Blue Jays vs. Rays

Marcus Stroman (11-6, 2.99 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) will start for the Blue Jays after beating the Rays on Wednesday, when he gave up two earned runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings of a 3-2 win. Stroman has lasted more than six innings in eight of his last nine starts while posting a 2.17 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP and a 1.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio (K:BB) in 54 innings.

Austin Pruitt (6-4, 5.37 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) will make his 24th appearance (seventh start) for the Rays, going for his first win since August 2. Pruitt allowed six earned runs on 11 hits with two walks with two strikeouts over seven innings of a 7-1 loss agianst the Mariners last Friday.  The right-hander is 3-3 with a 5.13 ERA and one save in 12 home appearances (three starts). I like Stroman and the Blue Jays -118 for my MLB picks.

Free MLB Pick: Blue Jays -118
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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